2 x Project Officers

2 x Project Officers

Home based working across North and West Yorkshire

Salary £ 33,820 -36,298

2 year fixed term contract for 36 hrs per week.

Would you like to work for the White Rose Forest, the community forest for North and West Yorkshire and a partnership that is making a real difference for the natural environment, communities and efforts to adapt to the impact of climate change here in Yorkshire?

The White Rose Forest team is looking to recruit 2 Project Officers to lead the White Rose Forest (WRF) Landscapes for Water tree planting programme and help landowners and WRF partners to identify, plan, design, fund and deliver a programme of new high-quality woodlands in our target river catchments in North and West Yorkshire, namely the Aire and SUNO Catchments.

You will be working as part of a community forest partnership of committed woodland creation specialists. You will demonstrate attention to detail, a track record of delivery and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including landowners, local authorities, charities and community groups.

Recognised technical expertise and experience in forestry and land management would be beneficial for these roles, as well as some knowledge of the regulatory environment that impacts woodland creation plans.

The Project Officers will be expected to deliver a varied and complex programme of woodland creation schemes. 

These new full time 2-year fixed term posts offer a high value career development opportunity with one of the country’s leading community forest partnerships.

These roles also offer a competitive rate of pay, generous annual leave of 33 days inclusive of statutory bank holidays, and offers the opportunity to work alongside an experienced and enthusiastic team who are passionate about the future of our trees and natural environment here in Yorkshire. 

The roles will primarily be working from home and will require you to have your own transport to allow for travel across North and West Yorkshire. Team members are spread out across the region with regular team meetings held at various partnership offices. 

The Community Forest Trust is recruiting for these roles on behalf of Kirklees Council, the accountable body for the White Rose Forest partnership. Kirklees Council has the primary responsibility to identify, secure and manage strategic levels of funding for the White Rose Forest and provide the managerial structures and accounting support to create and deliver regional programmes of urban tree and woodland creation. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5th February 2023. Face-to-face interviews will be held on Monday 13th February 2023 within the Huddersfield area.

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to the Community Forest Trust HR department. If you require a copy of the job description, please also request this from the HR department - hr@cf-trust.org

If you have any questions about the job role please contact Iwan Downey on 07815496182.

Closing Date:
05/02/2023

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